| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the most frequently heard forecast was: "This changes everything."
Americans would live in constant fear of the next attack, many pundits predicted. The desire for safety would spawn a security state that...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Instead of flowers, neat rows of blue, foil pinwheels stood "planted" Wednesday on the front lawn of the Harford County Circuit Courthouse.
Each one represented one of the roughly 240 Harford children who suffer from abuse and neglect each year.
| Apr 25, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Let us beat the gun-rights crowd to the punch and agree with them right here and now that firearms aren't the only dangerous devices out there in dire need of greater regulation. It seems that certain types of fireworks may need to be added to that list,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Anthony Bourdain brought his "Guts and Glory" tour to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday night. In typical Bourdain fashion, he began his performance with a round of shots.
"Guts and Glory" is essentially stand-up comedy about Bourdain's...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Caroline Shea studied for months before performing in local productions of shows such as "Oliver," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Babes in Toyland," but her performance before her largest audience yet — more than 50 million — came with just three...
| Oct 4, 2012
We're now entering the fourth week of the "CSI: Benghazi" hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene -- the Obamaadministration's preferred term for...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, filed a $5 million lawsuit Monday against the operators of 1st Mariner Arena, alleging they are improperly using billboards that belong to him.
Filed in Baltimore...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Although I've lived all my life within 30 miles of Times Square, I've never been much of a Giants or Jets fan (when people ask my favorite team, I usually say the Buffalo Bills, because unlike the players for the Jets or Giants, the Bills' high salaries...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first.
Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Amy Schumer can tell a story. Knowing how to craft a short narrative and make it pay off with a laugh has, after all, helped make her one of the hottest comedians on TV and the concert circuit these days.
So, let the star of Comedy Central’s...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:48 AM
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected.
But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17.
When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were...